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Rain helps make 2019 a “challenging” year at Forest Hills

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Is La Crosse supposed to get seven inches of rain a month during golf season? 

The manager of the Forest Hills golf course says soggy weather has caused a few cancellations this year. 

Keith Stoll, the manager at Forest Hills, tells the La Crosse park board about the difficulties of running a golf course which has been around for 120 years.

“We’re having a challenging year,” Stoll says, “but to date we’re kind of holding our own. We’re really shootin’ for a good fall, August, September.”

Revenue for the year so far at Forest Hills is about 7 per cent below projections, but it’s 12 per cent ahead of where they were at this time a year ago. 

He believes Forest Hills was helped by being able to open in April, a month earlier than last year.    

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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